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1. Enjoyment of vigorous health and physical drives.
2. Indifference to all but the physical appetites.
3. The philosophical doctrine that humans are animals in their essential identity and are persons only through their contingent properties.
an′i·mal·is′tic (-lĭs′tĭk) adj.
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1. satisfaction of or preoccupation with physical matters; sensuality
2. (Philosophy) the doctrine or belief that man lacks a spiritual nature
3. a trait or mode of behaviour typical of animals
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an•i•mal•ism(ˈæn ə məˌlɪz əm)
preoccupation with or motivation by physical or carnal appetites rather than spiritual or intellectual forces.
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the theory that human beings lack a spiritual nature; animality. — animalist, n. — animalistic, adj.See also: Mankind
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|Noun||1.||animalism - the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature|
|2.||animalism - preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites|
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